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    The Business with George Lee Saturday 2 March 2013

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    A weekly look at the world of business and personal finance with George Lee
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    The Business with George Lee, 2nd March 2013 - Winning in the Whiskey World

    It certainly looks like our drinks industry is in full flow. Official figures this week showed our alcohol exports grew very strongly last year with the whiskey element of those sales proving to be liquid gold. We're joined by two men attempting to make the most of such opportunities. Jack Teeling has set up the Teeling Whiskey Company. Oliver Hughes is the founder of the Dingle Distillery. But first, we met Master Distiller Noel Sweeney in Kilbeggan earlier this week.
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    The Business with George Lee, 2nd March 2013 - At the Core of Greencore

    Every time the horsemeat scandal looks like it might be entering its final furlong, it seems to get a second wind. This week it was the massive Swedish superstore Ikea who discovered horse meat in some of its produce. So it's certainly not over yet. The scandal has affected quite a few Irish companies including Silvercrest, B & F meats, and the giant Greencore to name just a few. We're joined by Greencore's chief executive Patrick Coveney.
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    The Business with George Lee, 2nd March 2013 - Cash Competition

    Last week we ran our €5,000 give-away competition in association with the new National Business Expo taking place at the RDS in Dublin next Friday and Saturday. Our two finalists, John McMahon and Mary Fitzgerald join us to battle it out for the big prize.
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    The Business with George Lee, 2nd March 2013 - Con Power

    Con Power is a man who played a key role in Irish Nationwide, a bank that cost the taxpayers of this state a whopping €5.4 billion when it collapsed in 2008 as a result of bad loans. He was a non-executive board member of Nationwide for six year and one of a very small number of people who had a close up view of what went on behind the scenes. Con joins us in studio
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    The Business with George Lee - Mad Women and the Other Side of Madison Avenue

    Anyone who is familiar with the TV programme Mad Men will know all about its portrayal of the world of American advertising in the 1960s. The drama conveys the impression that working in the business back then was all about swinging dresses, swilling drinks and, well, office sex. Jane Maas, started out as a copy-writer on Madison Avenue, working alongside the so called "Mad Men". She went on to become a creative director at the Ogilvy advertising agency, running the iconic campaign "I Love New York". She joins us from New York

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